Academic Requirements for Admission
Indiana's Core 40 is the academic foundation that best prepares students for college. Visit the Indiana Department of Education's Web site for more information on the Core 40 diploma.
If you have not earned an Academic Honor or Core 40 high school diploma due to graduating prior to 2011, from an out-of-state high school, or being home schooled, your high school preparation should include a minimum of at least the 40 college preparatory courses listed below:
For beginning students: Any student with no previous college credits or less than 13 college level credits.
I. High School Curriculum: Indiana University requires Indiana Academic Honors or CORE 40 diploma; Students graduating prior to 2011, from out-of-state high schools or from home schooling must have comparable credits.
Students may submit GED scores in place of requirements I II. (GED = 570 or 57, depending on year taken and scoring scale used)
English/Language Arts - 8 credits
Including a balance of literature, composition and speech.
Mathematics - 6 credits
2 credits: Algebra I
2 credits: Geometry
2 credits: Algebra II
Or complete Integrated Math I, II, and III for 6 credits.
All students must complete a math or physics course in the junior or senior year.
Science - 6 credits
2 credits: Biology I
2 credits: Chemistry I or Physics I or Integrated Chemistry-Physics
2 credits: any Core 40 science course
Social Studies - 6 credits
2 credits: U.S. History
1 credit: U.S. Government
1 credit: Economics
2 credits: World History/Civilization or Geography/History of the World
Directed Electives - 5 credits
Physical Education - 2 credits
Health and Wellness - 1 credit
Electives - 6 credits
II. Class Rank: Students should rank in the upper-half of their class.
III. Entrance Exams: SAT composite 950 (Reading and Math sections only) ACT composite 20 (All students who have been out of high school for less than 3 years are required to take the SAT or ACT).
- Deadline for Fall 2015 Scholarships is March 1, 2015.
Perhaps the easiest way to apply is to complete our online application. Instructions are provided to guide you through the application process. This application is for First Year, Transfer, Visiting/Guests, Second Degree, Undergraduate Non-Degree, and Special High School applicants.
Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree applicants should use the following Graduate online application.
If you are transferring to IU Kokomo from another IU campus, you can submit your transfer request using the online IU Intercampus Transfer Form.
Apply by Mail
Paper applications can be obtained by:
- Printing a copy of our Application for Admission (PDF) for First Year, Transfer, Visiting/Guests, Second Degree, Undergraduate Non-Degree, Graduate Non-Degree, and Special High School applicants.
- Completing the online Materials Request Form
- Calling the Office of Admissions at (765) 455-9217 or toll free (877) 875-4IUK
Other useful resources
- If you are a previous IU Kokomo student or previous applicant, update your information by filling out the Personal Information Update Form (PDF)
- To help with requesting your official transcripts from other institutions, you can send them the Transcript Request Form.
Graduate School Application
Graduate students are admitted directly into their chosen academic division. Contact the graduate program of interest for admission requirements and procedures.
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